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Japanese Painted Screens and Scrolls

Scenes from the Edo Period

The Edo Period (1603-1868) is known for the strict enforcement of social order and isolationist foreign policy. It was also a time of expansive economic growth and surge in the creation and consumption of art. Painted screens and scrolls were among the art forms enjoyed by many classes within Japanese society who purchased or commissioned painters to create illustrations of traditional stories as well as landscapes and scenes of daily life and seasonal activities. Highlighting works by Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) and others, the exhibition features significant Japanese paintings from this era.

Curated by Christina E. Burke.

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